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  • The performing arts have taken a major blow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Audiences have been encouraged to stay home and not gather indoors. Venues have closed. But intrepid artists all over the world have found a way. The show must go on.<br><br>Mojgan Hosseini, a member of the National Orchestra of Iran, plays a qanun on the roof of her home during mandatory self-isolation due to the new coronavirus disease outbreak, in Tehran, Iran, on March 26, 2020.
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  • People observe social distancing rules as they listen to musicians in London, May 17, 2020.
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  • Actor Baris Yildiz speaks for recording in front of cameras during the shooting of the Turkish series of "Tutunamayanlar - Online" ("The Disconnected - Online") in Istanbul, April 16, 2020.
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  • Two musicians play a concert for citizens at home, while driving on the back of a truck through the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, as the spread of COVID-19 continues in Berlin, April 17, 2020.
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  • Gunslinger performs at a car concert in Erfurt, Germany, May 21, 2020.
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  • The Uceli Quartet performs for plants during a concert that will later be streamed to mark the reopening of the Liceu Grand Theatre in Barcelona, Spain, on June 22, 2020, following a national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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  • DJ Craig Harrison plays to festivalgoers attending the Gisburne Park Pop-Up, the first purpose-built socially distanced outdoor festival in the U.K., held on the Gisburne Park Estate in the village of Gisburn, England, on July 11, 2020.
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  • Singers perform as the Rhinemaidens in Michigan Opera Theater's "Twilight: Gods," an abbreviation of Wagner's "Gotterdammerung" presented as a drive-thru show in a parking garage in Detroit, Oct. 17, 2020.
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  • Broadway dancers perform in Times Square, Oct. 24, 2020, in New York.
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  • Four hundred freelance professional musicians perform in Parliament Square, highlighting the need for targeted support for freelance musicians and all those who work in the arts and entertainment sector, Oct. 6, 2020, in London.
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  • A small audience watches a slimmed-down orchestra and social distanced performers present Rigoletto in Stockholm, Oct 12, 2020.
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  • In this Oct. 26, 2020, photo, production engineers record the band Galactic for a video stream concert, inside an empty Tipitina's music club in New Orleans.
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  • A woman performs a rope act during a showing of the small circus Delmonde in Frankfurt, Germany, Oct. 31, 2020.
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  • Musicians of the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra play in PVC balls during a performance of "Social Distance Stacks" by the artist Florian Mehnert, Nov. 12, 2020, in Stuttgart, Germany.
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  • Dancers in masks perform in the ensemble competition as Youth America Grand Prix holds socially distanced auditions for hundreds of California's aspiring ballet dancers in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 13, 2020.
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  • A film crew records members of the St. Marien Church choir in Reinickendorf district singing during a devotion to be streamed for the fourth day of Advent during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on Dec. 11, 2020, in Berlin.
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  • Dancers perform for visitors touring the Light of the World: Christmas Lights at Saddleback at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., Dec. 13, 2020.
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  • The philharmonic band of Halandri municipality play Christmas songs on the double decker bus as passers-by take photographs in Athens, Dec. 24, 2020.
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  • Actors, acrobats and musicians connected with the Cirk La Putyka ensemble performed as part of the Revived Shop windows event in the shop windows of selected closed companies in the center of Prague, Jan. 21, 2021.
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  • The Flaming Lips give a socially distanced "Space Bubble" concert, using individual inflatable bubbles to avoid the spread of COVID-19, at the Criterion in Oklahoma City, Jan. 22, 2021.
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  • Members of the Miami City Ballet perform at the Vizcaya Museum gardens on Feb. 5, 2021. The Miami City Ballet dedicated its 2021 spring season to the community during its 35th anniversary season in a series of seven pop-up performances.
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  • Students sit in pop-up tents during wind ensemble class at Wenatchee High School on Feb. 26, 2021, in Wenatchee, Wash.
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  • Stuttgart Ballet company dancers Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel take part in performance "Social Distance Stacks" of conceptual artist Florian Mehnert at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, Feb. 26, 2021.
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  • Shoshana Bean and Gavin Creel perform in a storefront in the Lower East Side as part of NY PopsUp on Feb. 27, 2021, in New York.
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  • A year after the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in New York, Montefiore-Einstein held a COVID-19 Remembrance Day ceremony, March 11, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York.
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  • Tehran Von Ghasri performs during Laugh Factory's Virtual Comedy Telethon for The Midnight Mission at The Laugh Factory on March 11, 2021, in West Hollywood, Calif.
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  • Times Square Alliance hosts Broadway's "We Will Be Back" performance in Times Square on March 12, 2021, in New York.
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  • Conrad Tao performs "Rhapsody in Blue" in the rotunda of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, March 20, 2021.
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  • Singer Tutu Puoane and musicians of the SWR Big Band record while separated from one another by plexiglass during the third wave of COVID-19 in Ingelheim, Germany, on March 31, 2021.
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  • Esa-Pekka Salonen, music director of the San Francisco Symphony, leads the New York Philharmonic at The Shed in Hudson Yards, April 14, 2021, in New York.
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  • Blues musician Deak performs behind plexiglass at a club in Clarksdale, Miss., April 28, 2021.
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  • Romanian violinist Alexandru Tomescu performs at the Marathon Vaccination Center organized inside the National Library Center in Bucharest, Romania, May 9, 2021.
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  • Members of the State Ballet take a 2 1/2-hour evening boat tour on the Spree River through the center of Berlin, June 10, 2021.
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  • Producer and dancer Trixie Minx hands out face masks to audience members, having asked both the attendees and performers to mask up before the performance at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans, July 25, 2021.
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  • A sign recommends attendees of the Newport Jazz Festival wear masks in a tented area where singer Ledisi performs in Newport, R.I., July 31, 2021.
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  • Audience members sit in beach chairs during a performance by singer Philipp Poisel at the start of the Strandkorb Open Air Tour Berlin-Brandenburg at the Hoppegarten racecourse, in Brandenburg, Germany, Aug. 13, 2021.
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  • The University of Pennsylvania's band plays as students return to campus in Philadelphia on Aug. 24, 2021.
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  • "Noah's Violin," a giant floating violin by Venetian sculptor Livio De Marchi, makes its maiden voyage for a concert on the Grand Canal in Venice on Sept. 18, 2021.
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